Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador receives the applause of the crowd during a rally in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mexican President Andres Lopez Obrador held the rally in Tijuana even as President Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the U.S. ally will take "strong measures" to reduce the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexico's Senate approves trade deal with US, CanadaMexico's Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval
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UN human rights chief makes first visit to VenezuelaThe United Nations' top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence
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Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdownAt a migrant shelter near the Guatemala border food is cooked and children play on the patios and at night thin mattresses cover every inch of floor space, including part of the kitchen and the chapel, as migrants try to sleep in the over-capacity space
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Mexico Senate overwhelmingly votes to ratify USMCA trade agreement with United States, CanadaMexico Senate overwhelmingly votes to ratify USMCA trade agreement with United States, Canada
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Brazil's Moro says 'nothing to hide' about leaked messagesBrazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro says there is nothing improper about alleged conversations he had with prosecutors when he was a crusading anti-corruption judge
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Venezuelans wait to pass immigration control at the Ecuador-Peru border, before the deadline on stricter regulations that require passports, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. While Venezuela is not in the midst of war and many foreign governments are reluctant to recognize the migrants as refugees, a growing group of activists and even the U.N. is pressing nations to reconsider that assessment. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
UN: Venezuelans now file 1 in 5 of all new asylum claimsA United Nations report finds that Venezuelans now represent the largest group worldwide filing new asylum claims
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Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua's OrtegaHuman Rights Watch is calling on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018
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El Salvador's new president vows reparations for massacreEl Salvador's newly inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war
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Brazil's soccer player Neymar speaks to the press as he leaves a police station where he answered questions about rape allegations against him in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Neymar denies any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil model accusing Neymar of rape speaks to police againA Brazilian model who accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel in May has testified to police in Sao Paulo a second time.
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Nicaragua says released all considered political prisonersNicaragua says it has released all prisoners detained in relation to 2018 anti-government protests, though the opposition maintains that more than 80 people it considers political prisoners are still in custody
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Experts say blackout in Argentina should have been limitedExperts say power companies in Argentina should have spotted problems before blackout spread
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Official: Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third countryA Guatemalan cabinet official says the government has not agreed to become a so-called "safe third country" for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but says Guatemala is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling
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US launches hospital ship to countries absorbing VenezuelansVice President Mike Pence has toured a U.S. Navy hospital ship scheduled to embark on a five-month medical assistance mission to Latin American and Caribbean countries
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Venezuelan prosecutor: Opposition leader linked to crimesVenezuela's chief prosecutor is accusing opposition leader Juan Guaidó of being the author of an alleged corruption scheme
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Bolsonaro suggests life imprisonment sentences in BrazilBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that Brazil should consider allowing life prison sentences
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